Gustaf Tenggren (b. Magra 1896, d. Dogfish Head 1970)

Fairy tale Illustration “The brave little tailor”, app. 1920. Signed G. Tenggren; signed Gustaf Tenggren on label on the reverse. Marked “Den tappere skrædder”. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Visible size 30×23 cm.

The Swedish-American artist and illustrator Gustaf Tenggren worked as chief illustrator for the Walt Disney Company in the late 30s, where classics such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Fantasia,” “Bambi” and “Pinocchio” was produced.

“The brave little tailor” derives from “The Grimm's Fairy Tales,” which was released in 1929 by Jespersen and Pios publishers with illustration by Gustaf Tenggren.

Provenance: When Jespersen and Pio was sold in the 70s, the drawing were given to the present owner as a gift.

This lot is subject to Artist's Royalty.

Signs of age/paper has turned yellow. Examined in frame.


Modern art and design, 4 August 2015


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